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26 November 1977 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

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1977-11-26 - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania *recommended*
Lost Tapes *recommended*
Philadelphia 77
Upper Darby (sunvenusmoon) (2nd generation) *recommended*
Upper Darby (sunvenusmoon) (2nd generation) (reworked) *recommended*
Upper Darby Master Clone

Track Listing:

01 - Intro
02 - Bastille Day
03 - Lakeside Park
04 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
05 - Xanadu
06 - Something For Nothing
07 - Cygnus X-1
08 - Anthem (cut)
09 - Closer To The Heart
10 - 2112 (cut)
11 - Working Man (cut)
12 - Fly By Night
13 - In The Mood
14 - Drum Solo (cut)

There are many problems with this recording.
This recording is missing A Farewell To Kings, which would've been between Xanadu and Something For Nothing.
There is a cut during Anthem due to the tape being flipped, but is really quick so isn't very detracting.
This recording cuts off during the final instrumental flourishes of 2112 and starts again a few minutes into Working Man.
The recording cuts off again during Neil's drum solo, so is also missing Cinderella Man.

This one doesn't sound all that great, it's layered with a heavy processed sound which you may call a "tin can" effect. Though perhaps it could just have been a really poor tape recorder.
Despite that, the recommended version is still listenable, it's not nearly as bad as Newcastle '77 from the ATWAS tour, however any other recording from the AFTK tour is more enjoyable than this.
Sadly, the other versions of this recording sound much worse than the recommended one (yes even the one entitled "Master Clone" is worse), for one reason or another.
I thought I could hodgepodge from the other versions and somewhat improve the listening experience, but after fully analyzing, those versions have absolutely nothing to offer over this one.
Like Newcastle '77, I'm probably never going to listen to this recording again, it's just too hard to enjoy it with that tin can sound grating on my ears.